OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5924 times:
We were all aware of the restored MSY-SLC flights, but I didn't see anything in the searches about LGB. Good news in more flight options for those going to the L.A. area.
New non-stop service to New Orleans, Long Beach brings planned Salt Lake City destinations to 100; special low fares celebrate new routes
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 3, 2006 – Delta Air Lines’ customers will officially have 100 reasons to fly through the Salt Lake City hub this spring with the addition of the hub’s newest non-stop destinations: New Orleans, La., and Long Beach, Calif. With these routes, Delta has now announced plans to offer customers 100 non-stop destinations from Salt Lake City as of March, including service to New Orleans beginning Jan. 31, and to Long Beach on March 6. Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) and SkyWest Airlines will operate the new service to New Orleans and Long Beach, respectively, using popular Bombardier regional jets.
“Delta is proud to offer our customers more choices for travel via one of the largest airline hubs in the Western United States with the addition of our 100th Delta destination from Salt Lake City,” said Bob Cortelyou, vice president of Network Planning. “Since October, Delta customers have enjoyed the addition of flights between Salt Lake City and 11 new destinations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada, from as far west as Kona, Hawaii to as far east as Miami. Our new service to Long Beach and New Orleans complements the growing line-up of popular business and leisure destinations Delta customers now enjoy non-stop from Salt Lake City.”
Added Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, "Delta's presence in Salt Lake City is an incredible asset. The airline provides extraordinary air service and is a major factor in the health of Utah's economy. It is gratifying to see Delta continually deepen its commitment to this area and offer our residents and visitors even more access to destinations around the globe.”
To celebrate these new routes, for a limited time Delta is offering special introductory airfares for travel via Salt Lake City to or from New Orleans and Long Beach. Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 18.
Sample one-way introductory airfares*, based on a roundtrip purchase, between Long Beach and: Salt Lake City $59
Oklahoma City $99
Colorado Springs $119
Sample one-way introductory airfares*, based on a roundtrip purchase, between New Orleans and: Phoenix $99
San Jose, Calif. $99
Salt Lake City $129
*Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available only for purchase on delta.com or from a travel agent. See below for more details.
Since fall 2005, Delta has increased service from its Salt Lake City hub to key U.S. and Canadian regional business destinations, including: Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; Cleveland; Memphis, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Hartford, Conn.; Milwaukee; New York-LaGuardia and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Delta also continues to add popular routes between Salt Lake City and Mexico, with the addition of non-stop service to Puerto Vallarta in November, and plans to start service to Mazatlan in March (subject to foreign government approval).
Delta’s new service between Salt Lake City and New Orleans¹, effective Jan. 31*: Flight Departs Arrives
4246 Salt Lake City at 10:05 a.m. New Orleans at 2:36 p.m.
4247 New Orleans at 3:15 p.m. Salt Lake City at 6:02 p.m.
¹ Operated by Delta Connection carrier ASA
*Flights will not operate on Saturdays in February
Delta’s new daily service between Salt Lake City and Long Beach², effective March 6: Flight Departs Arrives
4001 Salt Lake City at 11:05 a.m. Long Beach at 12 noon
4003 Salt Lake City at 3:40 p.m. Long Beach at 4:30 p.m.
4005 Salt Lake City at 9:05 p.m. Long Beach at 9:55 p.m.
4000** Long Beach at 6:45 a.m. Salt Lake City at 9:35 a.m.
4002 Long Beach at 1 p.m. Salt Lake City at 3:50 p.m.
4004 Long Beach at 5 p.m. Salt Lake City at 7:50 p.m.
² Operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest
**Flight begins March 2
Delta Air Lines is the world’s second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried, offering daily flights to 505 destinations in 93 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. In summer 2006, Delta will be the world's leading carrier across the Atlantic as it launches flights to 11 new European destinations from its Atlanta and New York-JFK hubs. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with more than 35 routes announced, added or applied to serve since Jan. 1, 2005. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5786 times:
Quoting OttoPylit (Thread starter): SkyWest Airlines will operate the new service to New Orleans and Long Beach, respectively, using popular Bombardier regional jets.
Popular with who? Perhaps more popular than the QX-operated Dash 8 Q400 flights to PDX or who-knows-where that Alaska probably has/had in mind for the 5 LGB slots made available when AA was "forced" to pull out of LGB when the Wright Amendment was eased to allow DAL-MCI/STL non-stops.
Anyone know whether the 3 daily SLC-LGB return flights announced by DL will use the LGB slots put in play by AA's departure?
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33280 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5762 times:
LGB is actually old too. It was uploaded to start 1 December 2005, and canceled. Then it was going to start 15 December 2005, and again, Delta canceled the laungh. Third time is a charm. The first two times, even though you could book the flights at delta.com, there was no PR issued.
Quoting Evan767 (Reply 2): Damn, I thought LGB slots were hard to get. How did they manage that? Terrific news though.
Who knows, I guess those folks that don't like to fly "puddle-jumpers." They may cost more to operate than a Q400, but they put the "scared of flying" travelers at ease.
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 6): LGB is actually old too. It was uploaded to start 1 December 2005, and canceled. Then it was going to start 15 December 2005, and again, Delta canceled the laungh. Third time is a charm.
Yea, but the first 2 times were also cancelled in pretty short order, if I remember correctly, I guess showcasing Delta's thoughts that they might not be started in time.
OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5674 times:
Quoting Lono (Reply 7): Great news for the widget....
Otto do you know how many of the 100 are with DL metal...??
Don't know, but as long as its more flights out of SLC, its good news. I came through there just a couple months ago and it looked like a strong amount of DL metal and a pretty weak number of OO birds. Ever since Grinstein came onboard, he has been increasing SLC's strength, whereas Mullin was constantly cutting mainline and increasing OO.
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6731 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5595 times:
You forgot SLC-BOI which has 3x mainline flights. Also, Spokane will lose mainline (again) on Jan 31.
DL has been hovering somewhere between 90 and 110 mainline at SLC for quite a while. While we've seen a lot of new mainline flights added (KOA, BDL, PVR), DL is usually cutting mainline at the same time on other routes.
I believe the Connection carriers operate about 300 flights from SLC for DL.
It'll be interesting to see DL's reaction to WN's arrival on DEN-SLC. DL is currently relying on almost all RJ's for the route....probably going to have to bring back more mainline.
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5420 times:
Bummer... I just tried searching for CLE-LGB on CO's website (hoping for CO metal CLE-SLC and either a CO codeshare or a straight DL flight (on ASA metal, of course) SLC-LGB, and when I enter LGB it tells me that "! More than one airport matches your request. Please select an airport from the list below or enter a new city, airport or airport code." (and then offers me LAX, ONT, SNA...darn it, only one airport matches city code LGB, and I though LGB was even shown as having "Connecting Airline Service" on their routemap).
If I check Delta.com it will offer to sell me a ticket (at a fairly reasonable cost), but on a E70 CLE-SLC...
Well, if my dad ever comes back out to visit I can load him on a few RJs and he won't complain (as long as I fold him over twice)... and since he's been complaining about me flying into LAX instead of LGB... (He lives about 1/2 mile off the departure end of LGB's primary runway)
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OOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1507 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5184 times:
We knew about LGB about the first week of November. Flying was not announced I dont believe, but there were postings for openings for corssutilized agents, supervisors, and station manager at LGB. I believe they were intra-company only.
It also said on there that the SLC-MSY flights would be on Skywest Airlines. Hmmm, it does show us taking delivery of 5 CRJ700 to be used on our Delta operation...I assume thats what we will use!!!
DAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5131 times:
Quoting OOer (Reply 20): It also said on there that the SLC-MSY flights would be on Skywest Airlines.
Actually, it said that ASA willl be operating the SLC-MSY flight .
Good to see DL reaching the 100 destinations-mark out of SLC. Surprisingly, SLC has grown very massively since the Great Regionaljetisation (lol) a few years ago when mainline was slashed. It looked like SLC would go the way of DFW, but fortunately, the opposite happened.
Now the only thing SLC lacks is a CDG flight . Yeah, like that's gonna happen, SLC's master plan will be finished before that happens :-P .